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Building Kayaks for the Grandkids #6: Painting The Kayaks

08-19-2017 06:22 PM by English | 0 comments »

It’s time to finish the Kayaks, My grandson requested navy blue with a deep green cockpit, and a natural deck. My Granddaughter requested Teal with a navy blue cockpit. The cockpits of both Kayaks have to be sealed so if the kayaks get left out in the rain that water can not get between the frame and the plywood. All of the plywood to frame joints were filleted with thickened epoxy. After the epoxy fillets cured the cockpits are coated with two coats of epoxy. The kayaks h...

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Bandsaw tension quick release addition

08-19-2017 06:18 PM by Oldtool | 1 comment »

I am currently in between projects and seeking something to do in the shop, so I decided to install a bandsaw tension release lever. My bandsaw is an Hatachi model CB13F, 12 inch saw that was also sold by Sears with the Craftsman model number 137.224320. Not interested in starting from scratch, I looked around the internet and found two possibly easy adaptable solutions by Grizzly; a lever device and a (as they call it) clutch device. I decided the easiest one to try would be the clutch re...

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Ridgid toolboxes... and fixing the sadness #13: More on the Layout Tray

08-19-2017 01:21 PM by Tony Ennis | 0 comments »

Continuing with the layout tray, I cut, planed, and glued down the dividers intended to contain the tape measures. You may not be able to tell, but the two sections are not quite the same size. I made a little more room in the upper section (where the tape measure is) because during mockups I found it to be too tight. That is, I could not get my fingers in there to lift out the tape measure. An extra 1/4” was plenty. This means I can’t get a similar tape measure in the bot...

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disston saws !

08-18-2017 10:57 PM by metolius | 0 comments »

I have a neighbor across the street who passed on a couple of months ago. She was 97 and had lived in the home since she and her husband married before WWII. They were italian immagrants. Her husband passed in the 80s and was a WWII Vet and longshoreman. Their children have an estate sale today and opened up the house to the public. What was there was a bookmark of 1940-1970 mid-century social activists. I could feel many stories alive there ; they would have been good dinner comp...

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Funnies #6: Essential woodworking reading

08-18-2017 10:09 PM by robscastle | 4 comments »

I thought I had better post this in case there is a fellow LJ interested. I just finished reading Karda’s band saw question and all the funny replies.

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Building Kayaks for the Grandkids #5: Making the Mast, Rudder and Leeboard

08-18-2017 06:03 PM by English | 1 comment »

While some of the epoxy was curing I got stated making the mast, the mast partner, the Rudder, and the Leeboard. For the mast I decided to make a birdsmouth 8 segment mast. I needed a finished mast that was 1-1/2” in diameter. I started by cutting 8 Douglas Fir strips each cut to 5/8” x 3/4” x 8’. On each piece I routed a grove that was cut by a 45 degree x 45 degree router bit. To assemble the mast you place one of the right angle sides into the grove on another stri...

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Best 'Clear' epoxy

08-18-2017 01:30 AM by bkap | 4 comments »

I am looking for the best clear epoxy and find so many I am not sure which way to go. I use System Three for my rockers etc, but it is not ‘Clear’. The project I have now I want a clear finish. Can anyone help?

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Bathroom vanity rebuild #2: R & L Bathroom Re build Pt 2.

08-17-2017 10:44 PM by robscastle | 4 comments »

After wondering just how I was going to approach this build I decided that due to the existing plumbing and vanity still in place I would have to make separate parts and slide them into place then fix them in situ.So I made the two back sections of the cupboard knowing I could slide them in place then pocket hole the corners to secure them.Next was the base section I had to add additional supports under it due to the fact the original cupboard was build complete the just put in place. As m...

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A Safer And More Efficient Finger Joint Sled

08-17-2017 08:43 PM by Dan | 5 comments »

Well, after kicking some ideas around this is what I’ve come up with for cutting my hinge joints. The one here will cut 3/32” slots, very accurately I might add. By changing out the white board on the right side bottom, it will adapt to different size slots. It is adjustable to square from all angles. The clamp shield component slides back and forth on the sled rails and with a heavy duty stick on felt pad to press against the work piece, works fabulously well. Wish I knew how ...

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Life happenings #7: It's not always about woodworking for me.

08-17-2017 05:43 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

I have other things I enjoy too. I went to the 2017 Canadian Nationals at the Grand Bend Motorplex to get my recommended dosage of Nitro-Methane fumes and tire smoke. I put together a bit of video of the event. If you are a car guy (or gal), or even it you aren’t. I hope you enjoy it. View on YouTube

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